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THE PAGE OF HERODIAS

She is like a woman who is dead. She moves very slowly.

[Noise in the banqueting-hall.]


FIRST SOLDIER

What an uproar! Who are those wild beasts howling?


SECOND SOLDIER

The Jews. They are always like that. They are disputing about their religion.


FIRST SOLDIER

Why do they dispute about their religion?


SECOND SOLDIER

I cannot tell. They are always doing it. The Pharisees, for instance, say that there are angels, and the Sadducees declare that angels do not exist.


FIRST SOLDIER

I think it is ridiculous to dispute about such things.


THE YOUNG SYRIAN

How beautiful is the Princess Salomé to-night!


THE PAGE OF HERODIAS

You are always looking at her. You look at her too much. It is dangerous to look at people in such fashion. Something terrible may happen.

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